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53,500 miles
Total Complaints:
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 022013

Beetle GLS 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles


the window regulators on all four windows went out to lunch and have not returned. It is now getting cold here in Indiana what should I do? Is there a recall on the window regulator. also the main rear widow attached to the convertible top have separated from the glass is there a recall on the rear glass.

- , South Bend, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 042004

Beetle Convertiable 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

This bug has been in the shop five times for windows not rolling up. The warranty covered the right window and then left. The extended warranty covered next two. Then next repair was out of pocket. It was regulators and other times broke clip or actuator. But VW has no recalls. Get it fixed and breaks down asap. Unless you like spending time and money at the shop don't buy a VW beetle convertible. Broke again..should I fix it and then it break again for sixth time?

- , Mesa, AZ, USA

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